Monday, January 12, 2009

The One Where Mr. Swirl Gives it a Whirl...

Today you have to click here and go over to The Scattered Mind of Tatooed Mini Van Mom's joint. It's Significant Other day over there. The day we hear from the other side of the coin , or in my case, the better half ; the peanut butter to my jelly. Yes- folks, Hubby answered the challenge in about two seconds flat. I read what he wrote and thought long and hard about 'snarking' it up a little. But, then I thought about it some more and decided (with the help of a few 'daily affirmations' that I am smart enough, and gosh darn it : People like me) to leave it well enough alone.

So here it is - Hubby was asked how he felt about me blogging so much. Nary the remark about household chores going the wayside. Nothing about how blogging has actually saved us money because I no longer go shopping in my 'free' time. No commentary about how this blogging outlet spares him from having to hear me bitch, moan, rant and rave. Just 100% support and adoration. Truthfully , I would have expected nothing else but that. He's always been my biggest fan.

Okay- so here goes: unedited save for a typo or two....



Oh, that Marvelous Mind!

So this is where I get to have my say…Wow so much room to write and so little time. I have always been fascinated by Swirl Girl’s mind. Through the years I always wondered how she kept all that stuff inside her pretty head: answers to the Times Crossword Puzzle (Sunday, Magazine edition of course), every TV show ever made between 1968 and 1988, every single word I have ever uttered, every single line she ever heard in a bar, every single word to every song from 1968 to 1998, every single memory of our children from the moment they were conceived and lastly and most importantly every precious moment spent with the sweetest and dearest man to grace this planet – her Dad.

For those of you that have been readers, fans or casual visitors to this Blog you know that this all started with D.A.C – Swirl Girls’ and her Dad’s , who unfortunately lost his battle with D.A. C! I bring this up because you see all of the aforementioned mental gymnastics and memory minutiae was inside her pretty little cranium until the DAC sprung it forth into cyber space 12 short months ago. As you can tell from the over 100 posts in 300 days, my girl has a lot to say. I have been enthralled as the words, pictures and video have flown from her to all of you.

So what has all this done to Swirl Girl’s mental acuity? What has happened to the knowledge base that rivaled Funk and Wagnal’s? Absolutely nothing, except to provide an amazing outlet for all of the questions / answers that have been Swirling around in her grey matter for years. With each post Swirl Girl has not only shared her insight into the world we live in but has opened her mind to ask and answer questions that have taken her years to develop. This has been, to date, an amazing public version of a psychiatrists couch.

So to my Swirl Girl I say, keep on keepin’ on. You have only just begun to share what you know, explore what fascinates you and question what puzzles you. I love all of you more than you know but I especially love your mind – open, closed or on view for all to see!

Some folks have said that blogging is a community but to this bystander it is much more. It is a safe outlet with which to share one’s emotions; be they comical, satirical, angry or intellectual. I have seen the healing and restorative power of this medium work wonders on Swirl Girl. So to all of you that visit regularly thanks for sharing and for peeking into the marvelous mind of the Girl I like to Swirl!

Hubby

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32 comments:

jill jill bo bill said...

I think he might like you, Swirl. Will you go to the dance with swirl? Check yes or no.

We love her too, hub! Good choice in a woman. Mucho thanks for sharing her with us. SG-I thought about you on Sat. Do you feel different now that the first year is over? I do but I think I am weird.

Linda S said...

wow, he is a lot classier than your answer to my blog post makes him seem...really?

Lula! said...

"the girl I like to swirl..."

Be still my fluttering heart.

Debbie, he is a WINNER. This was fantastic, truly.

Kristin said...

That was so sweet! :) What a guy you have there!
The girl I like to swirl....love it! :)

April said...

That was great and sweet.

Scary Mommy said...

That was the sweetest thing!!!

My husband didn't give a whirl and refused to play. I like yours better.

Queenie Jeannie said...

Great job Mr. Swirl!!

Preston said...

Awe, what a really nice post and I especially liked the last paragraph where your explanation of blogging is spot on.

TattooedMinivanMom said...

Awww...That was the sweetest whirl Mr. Swirl!

Me likes hubbies who are pro-letting-their-wife-or-whoever-blog.

You got a keeper Mrs. Swirl!

Kat said...

Gotta love a husband who "gets" blogging.

All these Mr. Blogger tributes I have been reading are fantastic. I wonder if my hubby would have played...

Brandy said...

That was so sweet! And he's pro-blogging. I like it.

Great job!

Cristin said...

Holy Crap that was sweet! Now I know for damn sure I can't let my hubby do a guest post... he's not so good with the putting the words together thing....

Mama Dawg said...

This is such a great post. I'm loving reading what the S.O. are writing about their women.

He's a keeper!

Mama Wheaton said...

That was so sweet. I think he has earned a lot of brownie points with this blog. Bake him a cake or something.

Britt said...

Aw .. girl he likes to swirl.

Love it!

Eudea-Mamia said...

Wow - that made me misty. Honest. Way to go Mr. Swirl (Swirl Guy? Or do real guys not swirl?)

I get infomercial guy.

You get a love letter.

Very nicely done.

The Blonde Duck said...

What a witty husband you have, Swirl Girl! How lovely!

Yaya said...

What a great writer Mr. Swirl Girl is!!

And yes, we all love Swirl Girl!

Weith Kick said...

I don't think I could ever get my wife to write on my blog or any other.

Your hubby sounds like a very nice person and he said some very nice things about you. It was also nice to hear his perspective on you.

M said...

How stinking adorable is that?! That was so lovely and sweet.

You are a lucky girl :)

Jenners said...

Visiting all the hubby posts...

Great job Mr. Swirl! And you did right not to edit him, Mrs. Swirl ... he done great! What a lovely gift he gave you ... a loving tribute to his wife.

amelia bedelia said...

Good Job Mr. Swirl! I kinda like that lady of yours!!

Lynette said...

Awww.. True Love (now, if she really remembers every movie line, that one should be simple. LOL)

Tiffany said...

So sweet. She is one cool chick.

You are both very lucky!

Mer said...

Wow! I was going to say you're a brave girl to give him his say but he sounds smitten!

You can keep him. :D

bejewell said...

Wow. My husband would have just made a bunch of inappropriate jokes, with lots of typos and misspelled words. Bless his heart.

nikkicrumpet said...

WOW that is so dang cool. Well done Mr. Swirl! And well done you for picking such a great guy!!!

Mariah said...

Awww- How sweet was that?
Ok, how much did you pay him?

And, I'll be at Leo Carillo Next Weekedn camping-you better come say hi

* TONYA * said...

Wow. I need me a hubby who gets blogging. He's such a sweetie.

Debbie said...

Now that is a sweet post! He must be a keeper.

Candid Carrie said...

Wow, he is puffy articulate! I am sure he is a great guy but you will need to leave him at home when we meet. I would giggle and annoy him and ask him to use big words and then get all gushy and flirt. You wouldn't like to see that side of me.

Is he able to fit through a doorway now with his great big ego all inflated? Because David loved all his birthday wishes from women he has never met.

I am happy that you two have such a great relationship because I know exactly who great that feels.

Kelly said...

Oh, He did good!! Kuddos to him; you have a good man/supporter in your corner!